Spanish player Sergio Ramos excites fans on Cuba visit

  havana-live-ramos-havanaHAVANA, June 17   Spanish international and Real Madrid stalwart Sergio Ramos is in Cuba as a Unicef goodwill ambassador, a presence that excited soccer fans on the island this Tuesday.

Ramos visited the Vo Thi Thang school Tuesday morning in Havana, where the kids welcomed him with dancing and music, while dozens of fans, many wearing Real Madrid jerseys and scarves, waited for him at the entrance hoping to get a few words, an autograph or a photo of their idol.

“I’m excited to see an athlete like him here in Cuba. It’s a unique moment because I admire him so much,” Roberto, a young Cuban fan of Real Madrid, who was working near the school when he learned that Ramos was in Havana, told Efe.

“I’ve got to see him when he comes out, to see if he’ll sign my Real Madrid scarf,” the young man said. Ramos arrived in Havana Monday afternoon to visit Unicef projects on the island, as he told Efe right after he landed at the airport, though he offered no further details about his agenda nor about how long he would stay in Cuba.

State media reported Tuesday that, as soon as he arrived in the Cuban capital, he attended a show staged by the kiddie theater group La Colmenita and a ballet by choreographer Lizt Alfonso, who, like the footballer, is a Unicef goodwill ambassador.
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